183 More Sleeps
7 – 29 November 2015
183 More Sleeps is an exhibition of artwork from prisons, secure hospitals, secure children’s homes, immigration detention centres and community justice services in Scotland. The display is selected by artist Ruth Ewan from entries to the 2015 Koestler Awards. The exhibition features over 150 artworks including paintings, sculpture, needlecraft, nail art, printmaking, woodcraft, audio, animation and writing – highlighting the range of categories to which entrants can submit their work for the Awards.
There is a sense that these works had to be made, these stories need to be told, and the Koestler Trust allows us as viewers to listen to these voices we otherwise cannot, or will not, hear.
Since the first Scotland exhibition in 2009 with Filmhouse, Edinburgh, and through a three year partnership with Tramway, Glasgow, the number of entries has risen yearly, from 287 in 2009 to 1,788 in 2015.
The project has been supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, with additional support from the Robertson Trust and the Souter Charitable Trust.